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Miguel Cabrera Headshot

Cabrera went 2-for-3 with three RBI from a bases-loaded walk and a two-run single in Monday's 10-7 win over the Royals. He walked twice overall and scored once.

The free pass Cabrera drew in the fifth started the Tigers' comeback from an early 3-0 deficit, and his two-run single to center in the eighth capped off the scoring on the night and gave Detroit a 10-7 lead they wouldn't relinquish. The 34-year-old is producing below his normal levels thus far and has been hampered by groin and oblique injuries, but he 's now knocked in 13 runs in May and produced five multi-hit outings during the month. He's also sporting the highest line drive and hard contact rates of his career (31.4 and 47.6 percent, respectively), so a surge in both batting average and power could well be looming.
9:08 am (EST)
Cliff Pennington Headshot

Pennington went 2-for-4 in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Braves.

The veteran utility man notched his first multi-hit effort since May 12 in Monday's loss, snapping an 0-for-8 stretch that had encompassed the last four games in which he'd notched at least one at-bat. Pennington has bounced back after a difficult April in which he hit just .179, as he's now slashing .279/.354/.279 over 48 plate appearances in May.
8:59 am (EST)
Danny Santana Headshot

Santana went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Monday's 6-3 win over the Angels.

Santana closed out a big six-run third for the Braves with a two-bagger to deep right which plated Tyler Flowers and Rio Ruiz. The 26-year-old was hitless in his first 18 at-bats with Atlanta after being acquired from the Twins on May 8, but he's gone 4-for-14 with three doubles, a triple and four RBI in the last six games.
8:53 am (EST)
Matt Adams Headshot

Adams went 1-for-4 with a two-run ground-rule double in Monday's 6-3 win over the Angels.

The veteran overcame an early 1-0 deficit with one swing of the bat, plating Dansby Swanson and Ender Inciarte with his third-inning two-bagger. Adams had been mired in a mini 0-for-8 slump over the previous two games, but he's been a positive addition overall to an Atlanta squad in need for some pop due to the extended absence of Freddie Freeman (wrist).
8:48 am (EST)
Josh Rutledge Headshot

Rutledge entered Monday's game when Dustin Pedroia was removed with a sprained left wrist. He went 1-for-2 with a walk in Boston's 5-4 loss to the White Sox.

One game into a 10-game road trip, Pedroia flew back to Boston for an MRI on the wrist. We obviously have to wait on the results, but it appears Rutledge will be the starting second basemen for the next couple of games at the very least. Boston's infield depth has been strained by injuries, making Rutledge a vital roster piece. With Pablo Sandoval (knee) set to return later this week, Deven Marrero can move off third base and provide some necessary infield depth.
8:30 am (EST)
Joakim Soria Headshot

Soria (2-2) failed to record an out while giving up four earned runs on three hits, two walks and a wild pitch in Monday's 10-7 loss to the Tigers. He was charged with his fourth blown save of the season as well.

Called on to open the eighth and preserve a 7-6 lead, Soria promptly yielded a single to Justin Upton and walked Nick Castellanos before allowing a run-scoring hit to Alex Presley. The latter then came home on a wild pitch that Soria uncorked to Jose Iglesias, and after being relieved two batters later, he subsequently saw two more runs go on his ledger courtesy of the RBI single that Matt Strahm yielded to Miguel Cabrera. The 33-year-old right-hander has generally been effective as a set-up option with eight holds, but a pair of four-run outings have served to tarnish his overall body of work.
8:26 am (EST)
Matt Barnes Headshot

Barnes (3-2) allowed two runs on three hits while striking out two in Monday's 5-4 loss to the White Sox.

Barnes, who entered the game having thrown six consecutive scoreless outings, had difficulty with Chicago's bottom third of the order. He yielded a leadoff triple to Yolmer Sanchez on a 1-2 curveball and a double to Kevan Smith that knotted the game. Melky Cabrera later fisted a single behind second base to knock in the go-ahead run. Despite giving up the lead and a possible win for David Price, who had an encouraging 2017 debut after dealing with elbow soreness since February, Barnes should remain a high-leverage reliever for the Red Sox.
8:20 am (EST)
Mike Fisher Headshot

Fisher registered two assists -- one on the power play -- to record his first points of the playoffs during Monday's Game 1 loss to Pittsburgh.

The Nashville captain was bound to snap out of his offensive funk at some point, and he'll need to continue generating and converting on scoring opportunities if Nashville is going to hang with the high-scoring Penguins. After posting 18 goals and 42 points during the regular season, Fisher is capable of moving the offensive needle and providing secondary scoring for the Preds.
8:19 am (EST)
Conor Sheary Headshot

Sheary scored his first goal of the postseason during Monday's Game 1 win over Nashville.

The 24-year-old winger had just four assists through his first 16 postseason contests, and also missed three games with injuries entering Monday. Sheary has bounced back of late with an assist in Game 7 against Ottawa and Monday's tally, and he appears to be locked in with Sidney Crosby again at five-on-five play. After posting an impressive 3.27 points per 60 minutes during the regular season, Sheary's playoff run has been disappointing. However, his struggles may have been health related. A strong finals would go a long way in solidifying his fantasy value heading into the 2017-18 campaign.
8:18 am (EST)
Marcus Stroman Headshot

Stroman (6-2) limited the Reds to two runs on five hits over six innings while striking five in Monday's victory.

Memorial Day marked Stroman's seventh quality start of the year (11 games). He now ranks third in the AL for wins, and seventh in the league for innings pitched (68.2). The young right-hander is also one of just three pitchers with two complete games on record this season. Stroman is slated to make his next start Sunday versus the Yankees.
8:17 am (EST)
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